News: Jackson - CN Train near Hatfield (Derailed - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/20/2013

CN Train near Hatfield (Derailed - 16 March 2013)

By Todd Schmidt:

Residents living near Hatfield got quite a jolt at suppertime Saturday, as a Canadian National train carrying 19 cars of sand derailed.

According to Clark County Emergency Management Director John Ross, the derailment occurred just before 6 p.m. He said Monday the public was never in any danger from the incident, which occurred at the CTH K crossing just west of Hatfield (on the Clark and Jackson county boundary line).

“No injuries were reported, and no hazardous materials were being transported,” Ross said.

As of Monday morning, the roadway was still closed and cleanup efforts were continuing.

“Crews will be working to remove the sand from the cars that could not be re-railed, and the damaged cars will then be removed,” Ross said Monday. “It appears the clean-up will take a few more days. The cause of the derailment has not been determined at this time.”

Ross said the Clark County Emergency Management team was on the scene Saturday evening and is continuing to work with the railroad company to assess a plan.



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